President Trump called on cops to ‘do your job’ as he blasted counter protesters who turned up at the Million MAGA March as ‘Antifa scum’ as he joked that they ‘ran for this hills’ after violent scenes erupted in Washington D.C. on Saturday night.
The president claimed ‘Antifa’ had waited until the end of the march to attack ‘elderly people and families’ as he praised his supporters who ‘aggressively fought back’.
‘Antifa SCUM ran for the hills today when they tried attacking the people at the Trump Rally, because those people aggressively fought back,’ he tweeted.
‘Antifa waited until tonight, when 99% were gone, to attack innocent #MAGA People. DC Police, get going — do you job and don’t hold back!!!’
Trump was referencing a mass brawl that broke out at about 8pm just five blocks from the White House as counter protesters clashed with a group of Proud Boys and Trump supporters.
A man in his 20s, believed to be a Black Lives Matter protester, was left with serious injuries and rushed to the hospital after being stabbed in the back during the altercation and two police officers were also injured.
The ugly scenes lasted for several minutes as the two groups’ wielded batons and pushed and shoved each other until cops intervened.
Another female Black Lives Matter protester was knocked the ground where she was left lying with blood covering her face as the pro-Trump group filmed her and screamed ‘F*** Antifa’.
She was eventually helped from the ground and carried to a nearby bench by a police officer as the violence continued around her and cops rushed to try and separate the two groups, according to a video shared by Daily Caller contributor Matthew Miller.
Earlier, anti-Trump protesters were seen throwing fireworks and bottles at his fans as they dined outside a restaurant at around 6pm, with one Trump supporter throwing a chair back in retaliation after a firework exploded right beside him.
The Trump supporters initially tried to shout back at the large group of protesters gathered around them chanting ‘people are dying while you are dining’, before being forced to flee inside when the fireworks began.
D.C. police reported at least twenty arrests as of Saturday night. The tensions appeared to die down after cops successfully separated the groups and Trump supporters gathered around their hotels to celebrate.